One Thing 12/6/12
“Emeth speaking of Aslan, “Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek…And since then, O Kings and Ladies, I have been wandering to find him and my happiness is so great that it even weakens me like a wound. And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved, me who am but as a dog”
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”
The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”
“We are so afraid of being sent away Aslan, and you have sent us back into our own world so often. No fear of that, sad Aslan. Have you not guessed?”
“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
How marvelous Chapter One in The Great Story must be Dear Friend. Pray for us here in the Shadowlands Father Ralph.
THE MAGIC GOES ON FOREVER!!!